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Creative Cookery Cakes: Summer Delights Cake

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve had a life-long fascination with food and interesting combinations of textures and tastes using seasonal, natural and healthy ingredients. I often foraged these ingredients from my grandmother’s farm, and now I grow them in my own garden. I have combined this fascination with a holistic and healthy lifestyle for me and my son. My commitment to [...]

Best of Canberra Callout: Bootcamps

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are already one month into 2016 and hopefully staying strong on those New Year’s resolutions. In particular, that one where we plan to exercise more. If so there might be a gym that you have signed up with or, if you are more inclined to exercising outdoors, a bootcamp. I want to know where you [...]

Finding wisdom in any book.

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Most mornings, the child bride and I have a coffee while I peruse the latest offerings in the paper. We turn and do the quiz on the back page of the first section. You know the one. When I got to the last question, I nearly spat out the coffee, choked on my own spittle [...]

It’s time to do the right thing by Franklin

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Many people around Canberra, particularly in the Gungahlin region, will be familiar with Franklin. No, not the suburb of Franklin. Franklin is a dog, a Maremma Sheepdog. He’s beautiful. Long white fur, a big doggy grin on his face as he trots along. Franklin is famous. He has a Facebook page and a legion of [...]

Best of Canberra: Fun zones

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Since assuming the Best of Canberra series, I have realised just how much time there is to actually get out and do things when you have some free time. I was reminded of this particularly when I was in search of fun zones at the weekend. There are so many options available that make for [...]

Is ACTION trying to do too much?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Council on the Aging last year held a public transport forum for getting senior non-drivers around Canberra. As a result of an accident I had my own experience of our ACTION bus service and the two events set me thinking: are we trying to do too much? I cannot speak for peak hour [...]

Emergency + app saves teens lost in bushland

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A smartphone app has saved a group of teenagers from spending an unplanned night in the bush thanks to smart-thinking Canberra firefighters. ACT Fire & Rescue received a call from the two girls and two boys at around 7pm to say they were lost somewhere out in the rural area of the Territory but had [...]

Easter Trains at the Canberra Railway Museum

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 March 2016 to 28 March 2016. ] Come join the Canberra Railways Museum over the Easter Long weekend.  Trains depart the Canberra Railway Museum's platform at 9.45am, 12.25pm and 2.30pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Show More Summary

Light rail winning bid cheaper, faster and with added trees

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The consortium chosen to develop Canberra’s light rail project says it will complete the project more cheaply and quickly than the Government’s estimates, and will replace trees along Northbourne in a staged manner and with 4m-tall plantings so that no section of the corridor is without trees for more than four months. There will, in fact, [...]

The Vibrolators plays Blues Central

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 February 2016 at 7:30 pm; ] Those west coast hipsters are visiting from WA to play at Goulburn! Lone Wolf Productions is staging a special, one off' gig, showcasing this great schwingin' band. With sassy singer Peta Lee, these cats leave the room sizzling with their West Coast jump feels. Don't miss this exclusive free event!

Ask RiotACT: Issues with IVAR Villa (Franklin)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have purchased an off-the-plan property in IVAR Villa (Franklin) a few months ago. I was advised that construction would start in September 2015 but nothing has happened yet. I would like to know if anyone else has had this type of experience with off-the-plan properties and the options that I have. Also, has anyone purchased a property in [...]

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016. Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley...Show More Summary

Going to an event? Decipher the dress code.

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress! When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]

Which school model works best?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the kids heading back to school, I found myself wondering about the history of schooling in Australia and how we ended up with our current system in the ACT. It turns out that having a society with a large proportion of convicts is a good way for governments to get involved in funding education. Schools [...]

Ward’s Xpress hosts February Blues Jam

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward’s has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in this country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band...Show More Summary


[ 27 February 2016 to 28 February 2016. ] Canberra City Band Inc. will be hosting an open day at its rehearsal venue in Watson, on the 27th February. The organisation, whose premier ensemble Canberra City Band are the seven-time Australian...Show More Summary

Valentines Day Restaurant Train

[ 13 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Unforgettable Valentine’s for the Special Person in Your Life. This is the year to create everlasting memories of Valentine’s with your one and only. Imagine sharing a romantic evening aboard a classic...Show More Summary

The Brunch Run – Little Oink (Cook)

I’d visited Little Oink at the Cook shops a few months ago and was highly impressed so I was keen to return. We arrived bright and early on a Sunday morning and were one of only two couples in the cafe. Yay for a peaceful breakfast – it’s a rareity when eating out. The waitstaff informed us [...]

Creating a Cafe: Opportunity arises

I have always admired and strived to be a successful person. I believe success is measured in many ways and each individual has their own idea of what successful looks like. For me, I always saw being a business owner as one of the many ways to measure my success. I’m fairly certain that at some [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Kimbo's was a small venue in Philip in the 90s where you could hear anything from original songs, and covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles to The Blues Brothers, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and...Show More Summary

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